Encyclopedia of World Sport

From Ancient Times to the Present


Author: David Levinson,Karen Christensen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195131959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

View: 889

Contains essays concerning various sports or sports topics, from acrobatics to yachting, giving both American and international coverage

Kulturgeschichte des Sports

vom antiken Olympia bis zur Gegenwart


Author: Wolfgang Behringer

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 340663205X

Category: Sports

Page: 494

View: 359

Routledge Companion to Sports History


Author: S. W. Pope,John Nauright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135978123

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 672

View: 9413

The field of sports history is no longer a fledgling area of study. There is a great vitality in the field and it has matured dramatically over the past decade. Reflecting changes to traditional approaches, sport historians need now to engage with contemporary debates about history, to be encouraged to position themselves and their methodologies in relation to current epistemological issues, and to promote the importance of reflecting on the literary or poetic dimensions of producing history. These contemporary developments, along with a wealth of international research from a range of theoretical perspectives, provide the backdrop to the new Routledge Companion to Sports History. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the international field of sports history as it has developed as an academic area of study. Readers are guided through the development of the field across a range of thematic and geographical contexts and are introduced to the latest cutting edge approaches within the field. Including contributions from many of the world’s leading sports historians, the Routledge Companion to Sports History is the most important single volume for researchers and students in, and entering, the sports history field. It is an essential guide to contemporary research themes, to new ways of doing sports history, and to the theoretical and methodological foundations of this most fascinating of subjects.

World Sports: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook


Author: Maylon Hanold

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847791

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 2910

This book covers a wide range of issues and controversies within the world of sports—including drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology—from both a U.S. and global perspective. • A chronology of important events or innovations in sports • A list of important sports organizations with descriptions of each • A glossary of relevant terms such as "blood doping"

Sport and Physical Education: The Key Concepts


Author: Tim Chandler,Mike Cronin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113473588X

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 3844

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mind Fist

The Asian Art of the Ninja Masters


Author: Haha Lung

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806535660

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 7059

The author of more than a dozen martial arts books, including Mind Penetration, reveals the secret to releasing the raw, untapped power of the “sleeping tiger” within us all. Inside every human is a “sleeping tiger”—an extraordinary power that, once harnessed, can repel even the most powerful of aggressors. In this masterful book, Dr. Haha Lung draws on the psychological origins of ancient Chinese philosophies and the fist-fighting traditions of Chinese kung fu to introduce the Mind Fist—the mental punch enemies never see coming. Unlocking this ancient skill, Mind Fist teaches readers everything from nonviolent counterattacks to devastating martial arts techniques as well as: Mental and physical exercises to strengthen the mind and body The ancient Indian origins of Chinese kung fu The ways of bullies and aggressors How to prevent violence using Zhenkin, the Art of Control Three kinds of force you can draw upon to win a physical battle How fear can be turned into focus “Ghost” strikes and takedowns And secrets of moshuh nanren, the Chinese ninja!


An Encyclopedia of Great Sieges from Ancient Times to the Present


Author: Paul K. Davis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576071952

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 8116

Besieged examines the most important sieges in history—the actions and motivations of attackers and defenders along with conditions inside and outside the city walls. * Examines 100 great sieges, from Jericho in 1405 B.C. to Grozny in 1997 * Establishes the historical background of each siege, describes the siege itself in both military and human terms, and analyzes the results * Provides more than 75 maps as well as tactical diagrams, archival photographs, and artworks * Includes a glossary explaining unfamiliar military terms, from abatis to zig-zags

The Popular Encyclopedia

Or, Conversations Lexicon


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 7432

For Appearance' Sake

The Historical Encyclopedia of Good Looks, Beauty, and Grooming


Author: Victoria Sherrow

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562041

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 299

View: 1604

Examines all aspects of beauty, body ornamentation, and grooming.

Gymnastik für die Jugend

enthaltend eine praktische Anweisung zu Leibesübungen : ein Beytrag zur nöthigsten Verbesserung der körperlichen Erziehung


Author: Johann Christoph Friedrich Guts Muths

Publisher: N.A


Category: Games

Page: 663

View: 9635

Erziehung, Verweichlichung, Körpererziehung, Sporterziehung, Sportart.

Frauen in der Volksversammlung


Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150183052


Page: 111

View: 6950

Aristophanes' 391 v. Chr. uraufgeführte Komödie, neu übersetzt - Während sich Athens Männer im 'Korinthischen Krieg' verzetteln, übernehmen die athenischen Frauen die politische Macht. Doch ihre sozialen Reformen gegen die offenkundigen Missstände in ihrer Stadt haben keine Chance auf Verwirklichung. Aristophanes' Stück nimmt manche der utopischen Vorstellungen vorweg, die Platon 20 Jahre später in seinem Staat diskutierte.

Papyros Ebers

Das älteste Buch über Heilkunde


Author: H. Joachim

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111521761

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 5347


Die Suche nach dem 'Gottesland'


Author: Francis Breyer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004322612

Category: History

Page: 812

View: 7097

Francis Breyer's Punt. Die Suche nach dem ›Gottesland‹ covers every aspect concerning Punt according to all relevant textual and iconographic sources: history of research, localization (Southeast Sudan/Abessinia), organization of the expeditions, as well as the Puntites and their way of life.

Von der freiwilligen Knechtschaft des Menschen


Author: Étienne de La Boétie

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861996006

Category: Fiction

Page: 36

View: 3171

Étienne de La Boétie: Von der freiwilligen Knechtschaft des Menschen Discours de la servitude volontaire. Erstdruck: 1574. Hier in der Übersetzung von Gustav Landauer. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Statue von Étienne de La Boétie in Sarlat-la-Canéda, fotografiert von Tommy-Boy. Ausschnitt, Lizenz: CC BY-SA 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.de https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: Statue_d'Étienne_de_La_Boétie.JPG. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 12 pt.